October 2013

Community Helpers: Fun Friday features

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We are sharing our favorite community helpers posts that were linked up to our Discover and Explore linky.

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Guidecraft educator give-away: Community and roadway essentials

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Check out the beautiful wooden community set from Guidecraft then see how you can enter to win a set of your own!

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Building life skills with lid soup!

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Be sure to keep saving up those lids because you will need lots of them for lid soup waterplay!

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Not so spooky spiders

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Ghosts and monsters and spiders, oh my!  A fun, and not so spooky, way to celebrate Halloween in preschool is by exploring all the fun and silliness that comes along with this holiday.  Over the past few years, we have had a lot of fun learning about spiders at Halloween.  Today I’m going to share […]

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Drip drop fall trees at the easel

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We decided to switch our regular easel paper out for paper towels and invite the children to try a little drip drop easel painting in preschool!

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Simple sewing jars

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We have been introducing several types of sewing processes into the mix of things we do in our classroom and these simple sewing jars have been a nice way to introduce the basic concept of sewing to our little ones… The jars are clear plastic jars that I picked up over the summer from the […]

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Pumpkin seed soup

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Exploring the wonderful smell of pumpkin spice and feel of pumpkin seeds through the simple water play experience of making pumpkin seed soup!

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Fall flower water science

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Yesterday I shared with you how we explored and collected the colors of fall flowers and today I want to share with you our fall flower water science.

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Exploring the colorful flowers of fall

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Since our leaves haven’t changed color yet we introduced fall colors by exploring the flowers of fall and soon we will explore fall leaves.

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Pumpkins: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team shared some of their favorite pumpkin activities.  We also invited you to share your pumpkin posts in our weekly linky.   There were so many fun ideas shared!  Today I am highlighting a few of our favorite posts that were linked up… Pumpkin crafts are a given during the […]

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Concentrating on me!

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This is a simple game of concentration that gave the children another chance to find themselves and each other!

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Fire safety week in preschool

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Did you know that October is Fire Prevention month? Teachers all around the country will be using this opportunity to introduce the concepts of fire prevention and fire safety to their students.  As a teacher or parent of a preschool-age child, you may be wondering how to approach this subject in a developmentally appropriate manner, […]

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I Spy Me!

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Celebrating me thought this simple to make “I Spy Me!” board in our preschool classroom.

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